L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1674 posts, RR: 9 Posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 691 times:
Does anyone know why some of the US Airways Shuttle 727-200s have no windowshades? The tracks are there but the shades aren't. I've asked the flight attendants, and they say it is to reduce weight. This sounds like an answer they made up because they don't know. One of them didn't even know there were no shades until I pointed it out to her. If they can afford to fly fuel-guzzling 727s with a three-person cockpit crew, why would they be concerned about the weight of the windowshades?
Interflug From Russia, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 690 times:
They probably don't have any spares and if enough of them were broken it would be easier to remove them all - something less for the pax to complain about if no-one had any! Mind you, Ansett Australia have recently removed all the covers from their in-flight magazines and taken the paint off their wings in a effort to reduce weight. These ideas came from crew who were asked for suggestions in their in-house memo!